Juan Cuadrado got a few minutes on the pitch last Sunday against Manchester City to try to prove that he can still be useful for Chelsea; but even with Chelsea's absolute and total domination of the second half (editor's note: wink wink nudge nudge), the Colombian didn't manage to change the first impression we've formed of him six months ago. And now, it looks like the Blues have "opened up" to his departure.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, while we were only willing to let go of Cuadrado in a permanent deal a month ago, Chelsea are now open to a loan with an option to buy deal -- or the Italian modus operandi when it comes to dealing with English clubs, given the recent transfers of Edin Dzeko, Stefan Jovetic and Mohamed Salah. Di Marzio also reports that the option has been considered after pressure from Cuadrado's agent Alessandro Lucci.
Thanks in part to the work of agent Lucci, Chelsea is open to loaning Cuadrado with an option to buy. Juve is interested (Di Marzio)
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In the same report, Di Marzio claims that other clubs are also interested in Juan Cuadrado's services and Juventus should expect competition since Cuadrado is no longer "unapproachable," which is also good news for Chelsea as they can try to get more money or perhaps even a first-option clause (Pogba?) in a possible deal.